Have a Relaxing Weekend! (& Friday Links)

Summer break is on the horizon and it’s the last weekend before the last week of school! We’ve wrapped up swim lessons and baseball games, running club and school assemblies—and suddenly we’re talking about fireworks and beach days. I’m feeling the need to sit down and make a summer to-do wishlist before it all goes too fast!

What would you put on yours?

Some links of note for the weekend…

Thank you for all of the suggestions on our week in New York. I can’t wait!

Today is the last day of the closet sale (through 8pm PST).

I’m editing photos from Spain, and hoping to get a travelogue up at some point soon. This photo is from the Hotel Ofelias in Barcelona.

Until then, Jordan was raving about this wrinkle-resistant Uniqlo shirt for travel and I’d like to try it out. It looked very chic in white.

My favorite purchase for the trip—maybe my favorite lip balm I’ve used in years. (Thanks, Em, for the tip!) I have the Rose—which is very close to the berry, too. I use it on my cheeks, too.

Also, got a lot of questions about a wrap-linen-skirt I wore on the trip. It sold out, but there are some similar ones, here. And here.

Can’t wait to check out this new travel quarterly by Yolanda Edwards.

I’m so happy that the new season of Big Little Lies is getting positive reviews! I loved the first season and was worried.

I love Hugh Grant.

My number-one suggestion for pregnant women and back pain.

Multiple people have said this is the summer book I need to pick up.

“Mommy Blogger?” The new parenting section of The New York Times.

No one is making you read 100 books a year.

Didn’t get donuts in time on national donut day? How to make some tonight from the biscuit-tin dough.

An Op-Ed I enjoyed: I want to live in Elizabeth Warren’s America!

Where does the country’s opinion actually stand on Roe v Wade?

Also, some things not to relax about, ever:

The Trump administration is canceling English classes, recreational activities including soccer, and legal aid for unaccompanied migrant children who are staying in federally contracted migrant shelters.

Our botched reunification process: “Not until 39 hours later—after two nights in a van—did the last child [between ages 5 and 12] step out of a van to be reunited. Most spent at least 23 hours in the vehicles.

Human rights in the U.S. 

Vote like your rights depend on it.


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